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Old Posted Mar 15, 2024, 4:35 AM
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hkskyline's 2023 & 2024 in Shenzhen

20 years ago, Shenzhen was an unsafe and sleazy place where Hong Kongers go for knock-off shopping, find a 2nd wife, and go for a dirty massage. Reports came back of kidnappings, druggings with organs sliced out for re-sale, and more. Then the food scandals came with sewer oil used in hotpots.

Shenzhen's economic transformation has completely changed how we see our neighbour today. Now, it's a more upmarket food and fun destination with many new spacious malls and great meals at a fraction of the price vs Hong Kong. It has become a very popular weekend day trip, especially among the suburban residents that live closer to Shenzhen than Kowloon.

The new Shenzhen Museum of Art opened in November 2023 north of the city centre in Longhua district. Just a short walk from Hongshan metro station, 1 stop away from Shenzhen North high-speed train station, the museum building has an exhibition area of 20,000 square metres across its 18 halls.

Ms. Shiota Chiharu's interpretation of life, death, and existence was first installed in Tokyo in 2019, with Shenzhen being the 6th stop on its tour. It intends to express the intangible : memories, anexiety, dreams, and more. On show are large installations of red and black threads for "The Soul Trembles".



























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That looks like a good show, any photos of the building itself?
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That looks like a good show, any photos of the building itself?










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The Nanshan Museum in the west side of town has a decent collection of historic artifacts and also special exhibitions. Getting a ticket is tricky as you need to reserve a free one on WeChat, and it doesn't seem to work with foreign phone numbers and it requires your verified ID.









































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The museum also has an exhibition outlining the area's traditional industries and development, which includes oyster farming and fishing.









































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The Three Express Trains Museum was completed in early 2024 alongside the high-speed train tracks with a few historic rail carriages on display as well as an indoor exhibition area. It's nowhere as structured and amazing as the train museum in Beijing but there are a few interesting vehicles that are worth a short stop.

The 3 trains refer to 751, 753, and 755, which were used to ship fresh food to Hong Kong via Shenzhen since 1962. At its peak, some 5000 livestock and tens of thousands of chickens passed by this area daily. Service ended in 2010 as other forms of transportation became more accessible.































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The Renaissance Luohu Hotel is quite close to the main railway station. While the hotel's rooms occupy the lower section of the building, offering no views, its buffet restaurant on the 50th floor rises above its neighbours to command a panoramic view of the city and Hong Kong's northern suburbs.

























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That gold building above is...something...
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Originally from the Yellow River area, the Hakka gradually migrated southwards over the centuries. The name Hakka means "guest people" to differentiate with the native locals.

The Luo clan settled here during the Qing Dynasty. 10 generations later across some 250 years, their home has become a large museum showcasing life in a walled village and Hakka culture.

The Crane Lake Villa was built during Jiaqing's reign in the Qing Dynasty around 1817. Covering some 25,000 sq m, it consists of inner and outer rings with defensive watchtowers and over 300 rooms.































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Shenzhen has no shortage of nice shopping malls. The MixC location in Houhai near Shenzhen Bay comprises of a 80,000 square m mall within a mixed-use development. There is an indoor mall along with high-end retail and a pedestrianized outdoor section.

The mall is connected to Houhai metro station on the express Line 11 with a long underground passage just next to the G exit. This area has seen a lot of office tower construction in recent years as an alternative office district to Futian.







































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